Robots nicked my stuff!

Posted in 7-day games, aw-games, awkward with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 2, 2011 by tayron

I’ve always wanted to make an arcade game. And Ludum Dare #20 gave me this opportunity. The theme was “It’s Dangerous to go Alone! Take this!”. I quite liked it, so I decided to join. 33 hours later, I finished my entry, and I’m kinda proud of it πŸ˜€ Hope you people will like it too.

Robots nicked my stuff!

33-hour game for Ludum Dare #20.

Download

Attention! If the games runs slow, you can try turning off the background by pressing U in-game. I strongly suggest you run it on a PC that’s 2.2 Ghz or higher.

Game: robots.zip (4.8mb)

Source: robots_src.zip (5.7mb)

Instructions

The strange thing in the center is a portal, and will drop items from time to time
These items are either weapons or helpers
You shoot weapons
Helpers need to be placed or used with the right mouse button
If a dropped item is not picked up, no more items will spawn until it is
If you loose all your life, you will respawn, but the portal will loose life
The portal also looses life when robots hit it
Its life is displayed at the bottom
Your life and your current weapon and helper will be displayed top-left
When the portal dies, you die

Controls

WASD-move
Left click-fire
Right click-use helper

Troubleshooting

If you have problems getting the game to run I’d suggest installing the newest XNA 3.1 redistributable and making sure you have .net framework 3.5 installed.

Credits

Game design, code & gfx made by Alin Baciu (bc_alin{[@]}yahoo{[dot]}co{[dot]}uk)

Music: morgantj – 8-bit kung fu

Sfx were done using sfxr.

Inspiration source: Ludum Dare.

The game itself is under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 license.

Source code

The source code can be found in the “robots_src.zip” archive in the download section. In order to compile it, you need Visual C# 2008 and XNA framework 3.1.
The code is under the LGPL license.

Want feedback!
Peace! :)

Also, here’s a timelapse of how I did it!

trololol

Posted in 7-day games, aw-games, awkward with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 13, 2011 by tayron

I’ve never made a game for Ludum Dare, and Mini LD #25 caught my interest. Make the worst game you’ve ever made. Challenge accepted!

trololol
10-hour game by Alin Baciu

Download

troll.zip (3.64mb)

Instructions

Escape

P.S. If you know how to deal with trolls, you should be fine πŸ™‚

Controls

Arrow keys – move

Troubleshooting

If the game doesn’t work, please install Visual C++ 2008 SP1 Redistributable Package.

Credits

Game Design, Code & Gfx: Alin Baciu
(bc_alin[@]yahoo[dot]co[dot]uk)

Many thanks to the Internet for inventing the troll face.

Music: GOBODOBRO-Cowboy waltz

trololol uses Chorus Engine (home-brew).
The game uses Box2D, Irrklang, SDL_image and SDL.
Inspiration source:Β Ludum Dare.
The game itself is under theΒ Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 license.

Feedback!
Peace! πŸ™‚

Explod ‘o mover

Posted in 7-day games, aw-games, awkward with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 12, 2011 by tayron

Well, before my end of term exams, I decided to prototype a bit on the latest EGP theme, “Inanimate”. Here’s what I came up with in 4 days. A game about timing explosions.

Explod ‘o mover
4-day game by Alin Baciu

Download

e’om.zip (3.67mb)

Instructions

Use bombs and attractor bombs to move inanimate objects around.

Controls

1/2 – select bomb/attractor bomb
Left click – place bomb/drag bomb
Right click – remove bomb
Mouse wheel or W/S (+ctrl) – adjust timing
R – run simulation

Troubleshooting

Make sure you have the latest DirectX 9.0c drivers and Visual C++ 2008 SP1 Redistributable Package installed.

Credits

Game Design, Code & Gfx: Alin Baciu
(bc_alin[@]yahoo[dot]co[dot]uk)

Music: dupoxy – lassitude

Explod ‘o mover uses Chorus Engine (home-brew).
The game uses Box2D, Irrklang, lua and SDL.
Inspiration source:Β Experimental Gameplay Project.
The game itself is under theΒ Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 license.

All feedback will be humbly accepted!
Peace! πŸ™‚

Super Meat Boy sound and data unpacker

Posted in awkward, utilities with tags , , , , , , , , , , on December 14, 2010 by tayron

I bought Super Meat Boy a couple of weeks ago, and it’s one of the most awesome games I’ve ever played. Yesterday I had some free time, so I decided to try to unpack the data files. Thus, I wrote an packer/unpacker for the sound files (gameaudio.dat). I was going to do the same for the data files (gamedata.dat), but someone was faster than me πŸ™‚

So, here’s the program. Full c++ source included πŸ˜‰ It’s mostly hacked together, so it’s not the most pretty code, but it does its job.

For usage, please check the README in the archive.

smb_unpack.zip (98 kb)

If the build doesn’t run, please install the Visual C 2008 SP1 redistributable.

Update: The unpacker is now able to unpack the data files!

Attention! Please read the README, because the command line arguments used to pack/unpack have changed!

Also, I’ve received some mails suggesting I post a donation link for this. I’m not going to do that for 2 reasons. First, I did not make Super Meat Boy. Therefore, I have no right to cash in on it. And second, the guys at Team Meat are some of the people I respect most in the world. I don’t want to piss them off.

Note: I have written a gamedata.dat packer/unpacker, too, but I just didn’t have time to post it. Will be on as soon as possible. Source included, obviously πŸ™‚

Peace.

Time warpist

Posted in 7-day games, aw-games, awkward with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 29, 2010 by tayron

Well, it’s been a while since my last prototype. Since we don’t have anything IGF-related to do for a while, I found some time to make a prototype. Experimental Gameplay Project was kind enough to lend a theme, so here we are. This is also my first shot at prototyping in java πŸ™‚

Time warpist
5-day game by Alin Baciu

Download

warper.rar (6.37mb)

Update! Fixed the “can’t run on 64-bit java” problem, and the frame-rate problem.

Instructions:

Time warpist is a game based on the Experimental Gameplay theme for november, Night and Day. I’ve been wanting to experiment with this kind of gameplay for some time. Besides that, I wanted to try and make a decent platformer, and I think it turned out pretty well. Also, fairness isn’t really something characteristic to the other platformers I made, So I tried to make this one as fair as I could. Hope you enjoy all the 16 levels πŸ™‚

Controls:

Arrow keys – move
S – jump
D – warp time
Space – reset level

Troubleshooting

If you have problems getting the game to run I’d suggest installing the newest JRE.

Credits

Game design, code & gfx made by Alin Baciu (bc_alin{[@]}yahoo{[dot]}co{[dot]}uk)

Music: Poddington Bear – Gray-Grey

Inspiration source: Experimental Gameplay Project.

The game uses jbox2d for physics.

The game itself is under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 license.

Also, here’s a bonus. A timelapse of the creation process πŸ™‚

Blind teaser trailer

Posted in aw-games, awkward, Blind with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 2, 2010 by tayron

Well, IGF is drawing closer, and we’ve gotten to the point where we had to make a teaser trailer for it. And we did. And here are the results! If you go “wtf!?”, our job here is done πŸ˜€

More later πŸ˜€
Peace!

P.S. Oh, didn’t I mention that I have a new teammate? Well, I do! His name is Madalin Gavris, and he’s a colleague and a good friend of mine.

On the road to IGF…

Posted in aw-games, awkward with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 31, 2010 by tayron

I think you’ve all noticed the huge lack of updates in the last few months and the lack of new prototypes. I literally had no time. Actually, I’ve got some great news. I’m taking Blind to IGF πŸ˜€

Kinda strange, I could have gone for something more conventional, or at least more popular, but it’s probably the only idea I’m happy with and, after all, I guess that’s what IGF is all about. I hope I’ll manage to finish Blind before IGF, but if I’m not happy with it, there’s always next year πŸ™‚

As a small teaser, I’m gonna turn it into a sound-based first person exploration game πŸ™‚ And another teaser:

Wish me luck! πŸ˜€

Peace.